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  1. Hi im looking for something to hold my brushes, glue and files. Would you recommend this? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Macallen-Cosmetic-Acrylic-Organiser-Sections/dp/B00A4DIV7C
  2. Hi my name is Ash, im disabled from wales. I like scale modeling but i have difficulty using my hand, i have more movement in my left hand. I tend to build the larger scale aircraft as its easier being bigger parts. I'm interested in World War One and was looking at early mks of tanks from ww1. I have seen one by Emhar in 1:35 scale, one by Tamiya in 1:35 scale but i don't fancy making that one, and a mk 4 by Meng in 1:35 scale. Has anyone built a mk 4 or mk 5 by Emhar or Meng, how easy or fiddly is it? Thanks
  3. Hi my name's Ash and im building a 1 72 scale bf 110. I'm at the canopy stage, how do i mask a canopy with tamiya tape by outlining the window frames and then cutting them out? im disabled and my hands dont work very well. Is there a quicker easier way to mask canopies, can i use maskol to say cover the whole canopy and then wipe off the fluid that's on the frames?
  4. I think im rubbing the grey paint off too much.
  5. Hi im just wandering if you can help me please? I want to do some dry brush chipping on a 148 scale 109. Firstly I tried dry brushing by dipping my nylon brush into grey acrylic paint and then wiping it off on a tissue, when i brushed on the model nothing came off the brush, do i wipe all of the paint off? Also, where do i dry brush? I never know where to dry brush. Do i brush over anywhere or do i get a reference image? Thanks, Ash
  6. Hi Stix, thank you very much for the painting advice, i have ordered humbrol brushes which should arrive on on Tuesday. I have just asked my sister for a small plate which she has given me to use for painting. I have got a few cheap brushes which to be honest are not good i don't think. I have 2 flat brushes which lumps of paint gather then get transferred to the model, Do i paint in one direction or is it best to brush back and forth? I think that trying it your way will be better.
  7. Hi im building a 1 72 panzer 4 G, I'm at the painting stage and even though i brush painted it thinly, the paintwork looks patchy. I never know how much water to add to my revel aqua paint, so i thought, would a wet palette help? This is what i do now to thin my paint, i dip my brush into the paint pot and take some paint from my brush to a palette and then add one squirt of water to the paint. If i had a wet palette that blob of paint would be thinned straight away. That's how i look at it, i don't know, what do you think? Thanks Ash
  8. Hi thanks for the suggestions. I'm also searching for books on tanks of ww2, i've got a book called Tank Hunter which looks at ww1 tanks, can you suggest a book that looks at ww2 tanks please and is accurate. Thanks. Ash
  9. Thanks, I've added him. Ash
  10. Hi my name's Ash and im trying to learn about World War one, especially ww1 tanks. Are there any good Documentaries online about ww1 tanks, especially british tanks.
  11. Hi i'm Ash and i'm disabled and i use a wheelchair. I have limited movement and can only use my left hand. I haven't been scale modelling for long. I had 2 boxes of armourfast kits, they are ww2 tanks which can be easily built and i found them easy to build. I have painted one which is the Panzer 4 G, but this is what i want to know. For weathering, how do i know how much weathering to do on the Panzer 4 G? Do i look at images of the tank that i want to weather and copy the image or what do modellers do to know how much weathering to do? I have painted my Panzer in light grey wit
  12. what varnish should i use?
  13. Can i use humbrol clear gloss varnish for clear parts. I want my windows to be clear.
  14. Hi thanks for your help. I brush paint with acrylics, so what you're saying is to paint the back of the headlight, should i paint the back area a watery grey or should i leave the center of the headlight unpainted?
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